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Death in Jewish Life. Burial and Mourning Customs Among Jews of Europe and Nearby Communities

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Book Series: Rethinking Diaspora ISBN: 9783110339185 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 398 DOI: 10.1515/9783110339185 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers confessions, final testimonies and acts of charity funeral and mourning rites the influences of the surrounding non-Jewish the effects of major acts of persecution.

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism. Essays on Early Jewish Literature and History

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISSN: 1865-1666 ISBN: 9783110375558 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 588 DOI: 10.1515/9783110375558 Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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This volume assembles twenty-three essays by Erich S. Gruen, who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. Twenty-two of the articles have previously been published, and one new one was composed for the volume.

Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions. Emotions associated with Jewish prayer in and around the Second Temple period

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISSN: 1865-1666 ISBN: 9783110369083 Year: Volume: 26 Pages: 417 DOI: 10.1515/9783110369083 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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This collection of essaysoffers ananalysis of central texts in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic relating to emotions within literary prayers. Their discussions touch upon such diverse topics as relations with God, exegesis, education, prophecy, linguistic expression, feminism, happiness, grief, cult, suicide, non-Jews, Hellenism, Qumran and Jerusalem. The articles contribute to a scientific understanding of early Rabbinic and Christian ideas.

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISBN: 9783110387193 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103583
Subject: Sociology
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This volume assembles twenty-three essays by Erich S. Gruen, who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. Twenty-two of the articles have previously been published, and one new one was composed for the volume.

Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition?

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110416671 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103586
Subject: Sociology
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The term ´Judeo-Christian` in reference to a tradition, heritage, ethic, civilization, faith etc. has been used in a wide variety of contexts with widely diverging meanings. Contrary to popular belief, the term was not coined in the United States in the middle of the 20th century but in 1831 in Germany by Ferdinand Christian Baur. By acknowledging and returning to this European perspective and context, the volume engages the historical, theological, philosophical and political dimensions of the term`s development. Scholars of European intellectual history will find this volume timely and relevant.

Exodus

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISBN: 9783110418385 Year: Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103587
Subject: Sociology
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The story of Exodus from Egypt is a key founding myth that informs Israel`s collective identity and pervades all of Old Testament literature. In the Hellenistic period, the Exodus story enjoyed a renaissance, and it continues to influence literature to this day. This anthology provides the first comprehensive overview of the reception of Exodus in various contexts.

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Jewish Studies --- RELIGION --- Judaism --- History

Dialogue as a Trans-disciplinary Concept

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Book Series: Studia Judaica ISBN: 9783110402377 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103585
Subject: Sociology
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This volume of essays takes as its point of departure Martin Buber`s principle of dialogue, which he applied as a comprehensive hermeneutic method for the study of various cultural phenomena. The volume critically evaluates the methodological purchase to be gained by the introduction of Buber`s conception of dialogue in political theory, psychology and psychiatry, and religious studies.

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Jewish Studies --- Religion --- Judaism --- History

Farewell to Shulamit. Spatial and Social Diversity in the Song of Songs

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Book Series: Jewish Thought, Philosophy, and Religion ISSN: 2509-7431 ISBN: 9783110500882 9783110498875 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: viii, 170 DOI: 10.1515/9783110500882 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion --- The Bible
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The Song of Songs, a lyric cycle of love scenes without a narrative plot, has often been considered as the Bible’s most beautiful and enigmatic book. The present study questions the still dominant exegetical convention that merges all of the Song’s voices into the dialogue of a single couple, its composite heroine Shulamit being a projection screen for norms of womanhood. An alternative socio-spatial reading, starting with the Hebrew text’s strophic patterns and its references to historical realia, explores the poem’s artful alternation between courtly, urban, rural, and pastoral scenes with their distinct characters. The literary construction of social difference juxtaposes class-specific patterns of consumption, mobility, emotion, power structures, and gender relations. This new image of the cycle as a detailed poetic frieze of ancient society eventually leads to a precise hypothesis concerning its literary and religious context in the Hellenistic age, as well as its geographical origins in the multiethnic borderland east of the Jordan. In a Jewish echo of anthropological skepticism, the poem emphasizes the plurality and relativity of the human condition while praising the communicative powers of pleasure, fantasy, and multifarious Eros.

Death in Jewish Life

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Book Series: Rethinking Diaspora ISBN: 9783110377484 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103579
Subject: Sociology
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This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers confessions, final testimonies and acts of charity funeral and mourning rites the influences of the surrounding non-Jewish the effects of major acts of persecution.

Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion

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ISBN: 9783110367034 9783110371024 9783110392517 Year: Pages: 263 DOI: 10.1515/9783110367034 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
Subject: Religion --- History
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The public/private distinction is fundamental to modern theories of the family, religion and religious freedom, and state power, yet it has different salience, and is understood differently, from place to place and time to time. The volume examines the public/private distinction in the cultures and religions of the ancient Mediterranean, in the formative periods of Greece and Rome and the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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